Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Susan P. Robbins
Dr. Susan P. Robbins Susan P. Robbins, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor
University of Houston
Graduate College of Social Work
Houston, TX 77204-4013

(713) 743-8103 (office)
(713) 743-8149 (fax)
(713) 520-8901 (home fax)
Email: srobbins@uh.edu

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Education
A.A. Liberal Arts, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, 1972

B.A. Sociology, Summa Cum Laude, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1974

M.S.W. University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1976

Ph.D. Tulane University, School of Social Work, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1979

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Academic Honors

Manhattan Community College, 1972
Valedictorian
Dean's Award
Liberal Arts Award
Phi Beta Kappa Award
Phi Theta Kappa (Honorary Scholastic)

Hamline University, 1974
Departmental Honors in Sociology
Alpha Kappa Delta (Honorary Sociology)
Pi Gamma Mu (Honorary Social Science)
Kappa Phi (Honorary Scholastic)

University of Minnesota, 1976
Phi Kappa Phi (Honorary Scholastic)
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Awards
  • Scholarship, Hamline University, 1972-1974
  • Fellowship, Women's Club of Minneapolis, 1974-1975
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health, 1976-1978
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1981
  • Referenced in:
    Notable Women of Texas,1984;
    Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994;
    The World Who's Who of Women, 1983, 1989, 1991;
    Who's Who in American Education, 1993, 2006, 2007;
    International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002;
    Who's Who of American Women, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016;
    Who's Who in America, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016;
    Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, 2003, 2004, 2009;
    Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education, 2004;
    Who's Who in the World, 2009
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, 1988
  • Curriculum Infusion Award, University of Houston, Substance Abuse Training and Education Programs, 1992
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, 1993
  • National Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Distance Education, University Continuing Education Association, 1998
  • Regional Continuing Education Faculty Award, University Continuing Education Association, 1998
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, 2005
  • Mentor Recognition, Council on Social Work Education, Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, 2009
  • Mentor Recognition, Council on Social Work Education, Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, 2015
  • Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award, National Organization of Forensic Social Work, 2016
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Employment
9/80 -Present  University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; [link]
Houston, Texas
Professor of Social Work with tenure 9/14-Present;
Associate Professor of Social Work with tenure 9/86-9/14;
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 1/98- 7/00;
Assistant Professor 9/80-8/86.
9/80 -Present Private Practice,
Houston, Texas; Part-time private practice in clinical practice, psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, case consultation and expert witness testimony, mediation, program design and evaluation, agency consultation.
11/09 -4/12 Oklahoma Department of Human Services- Child Welfare Division,
Provide training on substance abuse on a contract basis for child protective services workers in the state of Oklahoma.
6/95 -5/09 Texas Department of Protective Services Training Institute (formerly Children's Protective Services Training Institute); Provided training on substance abuse, false allegations of sexual abuse and proper forensic interviewing and investigations on a contract basis for all CPS regions in Texas.
5/00 -9/06State of New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department, Protective Services Division and New Mexico State University School of Social Work Family Preservation Institute; Provide substance abuse training for permanency planning on a contract basis for the State of New Mexico.
9/92 -8/97 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,
Houston, Texas; Adjunct Instructor.
8/78 -5/80 New Orleans Consortium Department of Social Work, Dominican College,
New Orleans, Louisiana; Assistant Professor of Social Work and Coordinator, Criminal Justice/Corrections Program.
12/77 -12/80 Seminole Tribe of Florida, Special Services Department and Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment Project,
Hollywood, Florida; Program Planning, Research, and Grant Consultant; Child and Adolescent Caseworker.
3/76 -6/76 University of Minnesota, Women's Study Program,
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Part-time Instructor.
9/75 -6/76 Augsburg College, Department of Sociology and Social Work,
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Adjunct Instructor.
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Research Publications and Original Work[partial listing]
Robbins, S. P. (1978). Drug use among Seminole youth: A preliminary study. Reported in the Final Report: Drug Abuse Demonstration Project of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, DHEW #1-H81DA01763-02.

Robbins, S. P. (1982). Stereotyping in American Indian mental health. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 10 (1).

Hepler, S. E. & Robbins, S. P. (1983). Jeopardizing the status quo: Some implications for the future structure and content of social work education. Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 2 (2).

Robbins, S. P. (1984). Anglo concepts and Indian reality: A study of juvenile delinquency. Social Casework, 65 (4).

Kessel, J. A. & Robbins, S. P. (1984). The Indian child welfare act: Dilemmas and needs. Child Welfare, 63 (3).

Corcoran, K. J., Plante, C. J. & Robbins, S. P. (1984). Another look at sex education in schools: An empirical analysis. School Social Work Journal, 8 (2).

Corcoran, K. J., Metrey, G. D. & Robbins, S. P. (1984). Is there educational value in the master's thesis?: Factors involving theses evaluations. Journal of Education for Social Work, 20 (4).

Robbins, S. P. (1984). Broken homes and Indian delinquency. Social Work Research and Abstracts, 20 (3).

Robbins, S. P. (1985). Commitment, belief, and Native American delinquency. Human Organization, 44 (1).

Robbins, S. P., Corcoran, K. J., Hepler, S. E. & Magner, G. W. (1985). Academic productivity in social work education. New York: Council on Social Work Education.

Robbins, S. P. & Alexander, R. Jr. (1985). Urban and rural Indian delinquency. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 13 (2).

Thompson, M. L., Robbins, S. P., & Corcoran, K. J. (1986). Interpersonal violence in America: Effects and options in mediation. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 14 (2).

Robbins, S. P., Corcoran, K. J., Hepler, S. E., & Magner, G. W. (1986). The effect of tenure on productivity. Arete, 11 (1).

Corcoran, K. J., Robbins, S. P., Hepler, S. E., & Magner, G. W. (1987). Support systems and scholarly productivity. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 11 (2).

Robbins, S. P. (1988). Native American families in transition: A study of juvenile delinquency. Tulane Studies in Social Welfare, Volume XVII.

Ritter, K. & Robbins, S. P. (1989). The violent delinquent: Does anything work? Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 17 (1).

Robbins, S. P. (1989). Mentorship in social work education: Do women lose out? Arete, 14 (1).

Stafford, B. K. & Robbins, S. P. (1991). Mentorship for graduate social work students: Real and ideal. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 15 (2).

Robbins, S. P. (Ed.). (1994). Melding the personal and the political: Advocacy and empowerment in clinical and community practice. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Social Work Futures Conference, Houston: University of Houston.

Robbins, S. P. (1995). Cults. Encyclopedia of social work, 19th Edition. Washington DC: National Association of Social Workers Press. [link]

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Robbins, S. P. Concerned in Concert (1995). (with Brown,P. Graham, M. A., Lawson,T., Santos, D. & Seidl, F.). Concerned in Concert. Co - Producer. Compact Disc and Audiotape, Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education. [link]

Robbins, S. P. (1995). Wading through the muddy waters of recovered memory. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 76 (8).

Robbins, S. P. (1996). Recovered memory and false memory syndrome. National Association of Social Workers Newsletter - Houston Unit, 13 (3).

Robbins, S. P. (1996). Family reconciliation through mediation. False Memory Syndrome Foundation Newsletter, 5 (4) [link]

Robbins, S. P. (1996). Professional training for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and after care. In H. Curiel & J. Paz (Eds.), Select papers in substance abuse prevention and family focused approaches to social work practice with minority populations. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma.

Robbins, S. P. (1996). Women's self-conception of nutrition: Societal influences on eating behavior. In I. Wolinsky and D. Klimis-Tavantis (Eds.), Nutritional concerns of women. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Raffoul, P. R. & Robbins, S. P. (1997). Should HBSE include international theories, research, and practice as a core part of the HBSE curriculum: No! In M. Bloom and W. C. Klein (Eds). Controversial issues in human behavior and the social environment. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Robbins, S. P. (1997). Sidebar: Children's memory: The benefits of scientific knowledge. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 78 (6).

Robbins, S. P. (1997). Cults (update). Encyclopedia of social work, 19th Edition on CD ROM. Washington DC: National Association of Social Workers Press. [link]

Robbins, S. P. (1998). Book review oversimplified complexities of recovered memory (Letter to the Editor). Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 79 (2).

Robbins, S. P. (1998). The social and cultural context of satanic ritual abuse allegations. Journal of Issues in Child Abuse Allegations, 10. [link]

Robbins, S. P. (Guest Ed.). (1999). Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services (Special Focus Issue on Knowledge Building), 80 (4).

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P. & Canda, E. R. (1999). Ideology, theory, and social work practice. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 80 (4).

Robbins, S. P. (2000). Invited commentary: Social work at the millennium. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 81 (1).

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Robbins, S. P. and Mikow, J. (2000). Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among minority youth: Implications for the design and implementation of prevention programs. Philadelphia: Center for the Study of Youth Policy, University of Pennsylvania. [link]

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Robbins, S. P. and Mikow, J. (2001). Designing effective alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs for minority youth.. Philadelphia: Center for the Study of Youth Policy, University of Pennsylvania. [link]

Robbins, S. P. (2001). Ecstasy - drug choice of the new generation: The medical viewpoint. Health Services Guide - Las Vegas Valley Edition, 2 (2). [link]

Robbins, S. P. (2002). Working with clients who have recovered memories. Social workers' desk reference. New York: Oxford University Press. [link]

Robbins, S. P. (2002). The rush to counsel: Lessons of caution in the aftermath of disaster. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 83 (2) [link].

Robbins, S. P. (2002). The war on drugs: A failed social policy. In H. Karger, J. Midgley & B. Brown (Eds.), Controversial issues in social policy. Boston: Allyn & Bacon [link].

Robbins, S. P. (2004). Substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. In A. L. Sallee (Ed.), Social work and social welfare: The context of a profession. Peosta, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Publishing Co.

Bailey, J. D. and Robbins, S. P. (2005). Couple Empowerment in Divorce: A Comparison of Mediated and Non-mediated Outcomes. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 22 (4).

Robbins, S. P. (2006). Wading through the muddy waters of recovered memory. Reprinted in D. S. DelCampo and R. L. DelCampo (Eds.). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in childhood and society, 4th ed., Guilford, CT.: Dushkin/ McGraw Hill.

Robbins, S. P. (2007). The social and cultural context of satanic ritual abuse allegations. Reprinted in J. R. Lewis and J. A. Petersen (Eds.) The encyclopedic sourcebook of satanism. Amherst, N.Y.:Prometheus Books.

Robbins, S. P. (2008) . [Review of the book Interviewing children about sexual abuse: Controversies and best practice], Families in Society Online, Vol. 89.

Robbins, S. P. (2009). [Review of the book Justice denied: What America must do to protect its children], Criminal Law Bulletin.

Robbins, S. P. (2010). [Review of the book Human behavior and the social environment: Models, metaphors and maps for applying theoretical perspectives to practice], Smith College Studies in Social Work.

Robbins, S.P. (2011). Club drugs. In M. Kleiman, J. Hawdon & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of drug policy (pp. 134-137). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Robbins, S.P. (2011). Oppression theory. In F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (5th ed.). N.Y: Oxford University Press.

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Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (2012).
Contemporary human behavior theory:
A critical perspective for social work.
(3rd ed.)
Boston: Allyn and Bacon. [link]

Robbins, S.P. (2013). Editorial: Navigating Change, Transitions, and Uncertainty. Journal of Social Work Education. 49(1), 1-3.

Robbins, S.P. (2013). Editorial: Balancing the Personal and Professional in an Era of Transformed Faculty Roles. Journal of Social Work Education,49(2), 191-193.

Robbins, S.P. (with Pomeroy, E.C., Thyer, B. A., Mason, S.E. & Taylor, I.) Editorial: Scholarship for the 21st century. Journal of Social Work Education,49(3), 1-7.

Robbins, S.P. (2014). Editorial: Celebrating our 50th! Journal of Social Work Education, 50(1), 1-4.

Robbins, S.P. (2014). Editorial: The DSM-5 and Its role in social Work assessment and research. Journal of Social Work Education,50(2), 201-205.

Robbins, S.P. & Singer, J. B. (2014). Editorial: The medium is the message: Integrating social media and social work education. Journal of Social Work Education,50(3), 387-390.

Robbins, S.P. (2014). Radically rethinking the foundation. Journal of Social Work Education,50(4), 740-747.

Robbins, S.P. (2014). Editorial: Accreditation, competency-based education, and EPAS revisions. Journal of Social Work Education,50(4), 581-586.

Robbins, S.P. (2015). Working with clients who have recovered memories. In K. Corcoran and A. Robert (Eds.), Social workers' desk reference (3rd ed.) (pp. 691-696). New York: Oxford University Press.

Robbins, S.P. (2015). Editorial: The red pill or the blue pill?: Transcending binary t­hinking. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(1). 1-4.

Robbins, S.P., Fogel, S.J., Busch-Armendariz, N., Wachter, K., McLaughlin, H., & Pomeroy, E.C.(2015).. Editorial: Writing a good peer review to improve scholarship: What editors value and authors find helpful. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(2), 199- 206.

Robbins, S.P., Vaughan-Eden, V., & Maschi, T. M. (2015). Editorial: It's Not CSI: The importance of forensics for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(3), 412-424.

Robbins, S.P. (2016). Club drugs. In S. Boslaugh and J.G. Golson (Eds.), Sage Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robbins, S.P. & Alquicira L.M. (2016). MCDA (Ecstacy). In S. Boslaugh and J.G. Golson (Eds.), Sage Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Robbins, S.P. (2016). Editorial: Sticks and stones: Trigger warnings, microaggressions, and political correctness. Journal of Social Work Education, 52(1).

Robbins, S.P. (2016). Editorial: Finding your voice as an academic writer (and writing clearly). Journal of Social Work Education, 52(2), 133-135.

Robbins, S.P., Fogel, S.J., McLaughlin, H., Pomeroy, E.C, Busch-Armendariz, N., & Staller, K.M. (2016). Editorial: Publish, Don't Perish!: Strategies for Getting Published in Peer Reviewed Journals. Journal of Social Work Education, 52(3), 251-257.

Robbins, S.P. (2016). Guest editorial: Social justice in social work practice and education. Perspectives on Social Work 12(1), 5-6.

Robbins, S.P., Regan J.R.C., Williams, J.H., Smyth, N. J. & Bogo, M. (2016). Editorial: The Future of Social Work Education. Journal of Social Work Education 52(4). 1-11. Published online: 20 Sep 2016.

Robbins, S.P. (in press). Oppression theory. In. F. J. Turner (Ed.), Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed.). N.Y: Oxford University Press.


Books Under Contract

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., Canda, E. R., & Leibowitz, G.. Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work Practice. (4th ed.) Boston: Allyn and Bacon/Pearson.

Drug basics. Under contract with Lyceum Press.

Articles in Progress

Energy and anti-energy drinks: Beliefs, norms, and drug use among college students (with A. Sheree' Ahart)

Recovered memories: A retrospective examination.

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Workshops and Presentations[partial listing]
Educational, Practice, and Research Implications of Social Services on Indian Reservations. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 1980.

Respondent, Training in Indian Child Welfare. Southwest Regional Social Work Education Conference, Dallas, Texas, 1981.

Developing Practice with Native Americans and Chicanos: Curricular Challenges (with Fernando J. Galan). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, New York, 1982.

Relevant and Just Intervention with Native Americans and Chicanos (with Fernando J. Galan). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983.

Anglo Concepts and Indian Reality: The Pursuit of Excellence in Cross-Cultural Research with American Indians. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, 1984.

A National Survey of Tenure and Academic Productivity (with Kevin J. Corcoran, Susanne E. Hepler, and George W. Magner). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, 1984.

Adolescents at Risk: An Empirical Study of Adolescent Sexuality (with Kevin J. Corcoran and Cathy Jane Plante). Eastern Regional Child Welfare League of America Conference, Washington D.C., 1984.

Providing Treatment to the Involuntary Client. Invitational workshop (with Kevin J. Corcoran), Texas Correctional Association Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, 1984.

Mediation for Social Work Practice (with Carol S. Maxwell). 1985 NASW Professional
Symposium
, Chicago, Illinois, 1985.

Relevant Assessment and Intervention with Minority Clients. Ninth Annual NASW/Texas State Conference, Dallas, Texas, 1985.

Urban and Rural Indian Delinquency. Southern Sociological Society Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986.

Socially Responsible Practice: Teaching Mediation as a Clinical Practice Skill. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987.

Folk Music and the Social Work Curriculum (with Fred Seidl and Dean Santos). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1990.

We Shall Overcome: Teaching Cultural Diversity Through Folk Music (with Fred Seidl, Dean Santos, Mari Ann Graham, and Phil Brown). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1991.

Social Work Values in Contemporary Folk Music. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992.

Invited Faculty Facilitator, Un Encuentro: A Substance Abuse Prevention Institute - The Convergence of Cultural Competence and State of the Art Models in Prevention, Tucson, Arizona, 1993.

Perpetuating Poverty: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, 1994.

Empowerment: Singing for Strength. Invitational (with Fred Seidl, Dean Santos, Tom Lawson, Francisco Herrera, Mari Ann Graham, and Phil Brown), Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Diego, 1995.

Professional Training for Substance Abuse Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and After Care. Invitational paper, Un Encuentro: A Substance Abuse Prevention Institute - The Convergence of Family Prevention Models and Substance Abuse Models, Tucson, Arizona, 1995.

Memory, Recovered Memory and False Memory Syndrome: Implications for Social Work Values, Knowledge and Skills (with Terri Thomason). 19th Annual NASW/Texas State Conference, Austin, TX., 1995.

Political, Ideological and Spiritual Dimensions of Human Behavior: Expanding the HBSE Curriculum (with Ed Canda and Pranab Chatterjee). Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington D. C., 1996.

Recovered Memories and Ethical Standards of Practice, FMS Foundation, Houston Chapter, April, 1996.

Mediation for Family Reconciliation, FMS Foundation Conference, Baltimore, MD., March, 1997.

Grassroots Organizing. Invitational presentation, the Eleventh International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, Drug Policy Foundation, New Orleans, 1997.

Interactive Teaching for Distance Education, University of Houston, Fall, 1997.

The Future is Now!: Contemporary Issues for Social Work, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, 1998.

Back to the Future: Welfare Reform, Child Protection, and the Assault on Poor Families (with H. Fishman). 1998 Bertha Capen Reynolds National Conference, Houston, 1998.

Normal and Traumatic Memory in Children and Adults: Challenging Content for Social Work Education. NASW/Texas 22nd Annual State Conference, Austin, 1998.

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out: Incorporating Music into Social Theory and Policy Courses. Twenty-Fifth Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference, Nashville, October, 1999.

Rock the boat: Singing out for justice. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, New York, 2000.

Preparing Families for Mediation for Family Reconciliation, Invitational panelist and presentation, FMS Foundation Conference, New York, April, 2000. [link]

Invited participant, Summit on the Neurobiology of Addictions, University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, Austin, June 11-13, 2000

Invited panel member, Telephone Seminar - Expert Witness: The Child as Witness: Competency Custody Cases, Sex Abuse Cases. State Bar of Texas, Houston, August 17, 2000.

Invited participant, Conference on Transforming Social Work Inquiry and Practice, Burlington, VT., Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2000.

Normal and Traumatic Memory in Children and Adults: Challenging Content for Social Work Education and Clinical Practice. Invitational presentation, NASW/Texas 24th Annual State Conference, Ft. Worth, November 3, 2000.

Invited presenter, The Impact of Drug Use and Abuse on Serious Psychiatric Disorders, Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Houston, February 26, 2001.

Invited panelist, Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue: Ethics Rounds 2001, Harris County Hospital District Social Services Department, March 28, 2001

Spirit of the Blues: The Creative Power of Spiritual Diversity - A Musical Celebration. Invitational Plenary Presentation. Society for Spirituality and Social Work, 7th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., June 28, 2001.

Working with Substance Abuse in Families. Invitational presentation, 12th Annual Family Preservation Conference, Forth Worth, September 24, 2001.

Investigating False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Invitational presentation, National Defender Investigator Association Regional Conference, Memphis, September 28, 2001.

False Allegations of Sexual Abuse (with Jolyn Mikow). Invitational presentation, NASW/Texas 25th Annual State Conference, Austin, October 1, 2001.

Invited participant, Second Annual Conference on Transforming Social Work Inquiry and Practice, Burlington, VT., Oct. 14-17, 2001.

Celebrating Harmonies and Anniversaries: Using Music Creatively in Social Work Education. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Nashville, 2002.

Investigating False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Invitational presentation, National Defender Investigator Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, April 22, 2002.

Substance Abuse in Families. Invitational presentation, 13th Annual Family Preservation Conference, San Antonio, September 5, 2002.

Invited participant, Third Annual Conference on Transforming Social Work Inquiry and Practice, Burlington, VT., Oct. 6-9, 2002.

False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Invitational presentation, 13th Annual Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates Statewide Conference, Austin, October 11, 2002

Past, Present and Future: Music for Social Work Education. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, February 2003.

Myths and Facts about Club Drugs. Invitational presentation, Southern Sociological Society Meeting, New Orleans, March 27, 2003.

Recovered Memories of Child Sexual Abuse: True of False? Invitational presentation. Prevent Child Abuse Texas 17th Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, Houston, TX.  February 3, 2003.

Substance Abuse in Families. Invitational presentation, 14th Annual Family Preservation Conference, San Antonio, September 5, 2003.

Invited participant, Fourth Annual Conference on Transforming Social Work Inquiry and Practice, Burlington, VT., Oct. 16-19, 2003.

Investigating False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Invitational presentation. 39th annual Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute. Washington D.C., November 22, 2003.

False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Invitational presentation. Prevent Child Abuse Texas 18th Annual Governor’s Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, Houston, TX. February 16, 2004.

Effective Practice with Substance Abuse in Families. Invitational presentation, 15th Annual Family Preservation Conference, San Antonio, September 8, 2004.

Substance Abuse in Families: Knowledge for Effective Practice. Invitational presentation, 16th Annual Family Preservation Conference, San Antonio, September 7, 2005.

Invited participant, Sixth Annual Conference on Transforming Social Work Inquiry and Practice, Burlington, VT., Oct. 15-18, 2005.

False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Invitational presentation, Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center Conference on Child Abuse, San Antonio, Dec. 15, 2005.

Evidence Based Practice for Working with Substance Abuse in Families. Invitational presentation, 17th Annual Family Preservation Conference, San Antonio, September 6, 2006.

Rock the Boat: Social Issues and Social Action. Social Welfare Action Alliance, 23rd Anniversary National Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, June 16, 2007.

Robbins, S.P., Robbins, V.C. & Alrdedge, P. Radically Rethinking the Foundation. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, October. 28, 2007.

Robbins, S.P. Radically Rethinking the Foundation: Enhancing a Social Justice Focus. Social Welfare Action Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference, Houston, TX, April 5, 2008.

Robbins, S.P. Investigating False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. National Organization of Forensic Social Workers Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, June 29, 2008.

Grossman, B., Glassman, U., Robbins, V.C, Robbins, S.P. & Mason, S. Designing Field Curricula for Competency Based Education. Faculty Development Institute. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 2008.

Galambos, C.. Robbins, S.P. and Gant, L. How to Successfully Publish in Peer Reviewed Journals. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Philadelphia, November 2, 2008.

Robbins, S.P. Designing and Implementing Online and Hybrid Courses: Lessons from the Trenches. Southern Sociological Society Meeting, New Orleans, April 2, 2009.

Robbins, S. P. Promoting harmony through mediation: The use of clinical skills in conflict resolution. International Conference on Social Work and Counseling Practice, Hong Kong, June 3, 2009

Robbins, S. P. Preserving our families: Best practices for working with substance abuse in families. Invitational presentation, 20th Annual Family Preservation Conference, Houston, September 9, 2009.

Robbins, V.C., Robbins, S.P., Jacobs, S. & Alpert, S. The Signature Pedagogy: Defining, Measuring and Operationalizing Competencies in Field Education. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 7, 2009

Robbins, S.P. Diverse Families with Substance Abuse: Using Best Practices to Build on Family Strengths. UHD Center for Family Strengths Symposium. Houston, TX, September 8, 2010

Guitierrez, L., Feit, M., & Robbins, S.P. Sharing Our Scholarship: Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR, October 17, 2010.

Tulley, C., Robbins, S.P., Guitierrez, L. & Feit, M. The Yellow Brick Road to Writing Books. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2011.

Robbins, S.P. Best Practices for Forensic Interviews of Sexual Abuse Allegations. American College of Forensic Examiners National Conference, Springfield, MO, Oct. 14, 2011.

Congress, E., Ross-Shariff, F., Robbins, S.P. & Zakour, M. Ask the Experts: Everything You Want to Know About Book Publishing. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington D.C. November 9, 2012.

Robbins, S.P. Using Evidence Based Practice to Empower Families Affected by Substance Abuse. UHD Center for Family Strengths Symposium. Houston, TX, September 25, 2013

Robbins, S.P., Yaffe, J. & Ross-Shariff, F. Publish, Don't Perish: Ins and Outs of Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX, November 2, 2013.

McIver, S. & Robbins, S.P. Navigating Uncertainty: A Grounded Theory of Public Transportation Dependence. Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX, January 17, 2014.

Gilgum, J.F., Robbins, S.P., Staller, K., Busch-Armendariz,N. Journal editor's forum on publishing qualitative research. Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX, January 18, 2014.

Lopez, K.S.. & Robbins, S.P. Poster Presentation- Managing Digital Identities: A Grounded Theory of Mental Health Professionals' Online Experiences. Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX, January 18, 2014

Robbins, S.P. Investigating False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. American College of Forensic Examiners National Conference, Phoenix, AZ, May 8, 2014.

Robbins, S.P. Best Practices for Forensic Interviews of Sexual Abuse Allegations. National Organization of Forensic Social Work Annual Conference, New York, NY, July 26, 2014.

Butters, R., Hardy, S. & Robbins, S.P., Looking Towards a Future of Forensic Social Work Education, National Organization of Forensic Social Work Annual Conference, New York, NY, July 27, 2014.

Pomeroy, B., Robbins, S.P., Busch-Armendariz, N., McLaughlin, H., & Fogel, S. Faculty Development Institute (FDI): Publishing in social work journals: Lessons learned from editors in chief. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 23, 2014.

Congress, E. Robbins, S.P. & Singer, J. Demystifying the book-writing process, Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 25, 2014.

Robbins, S.P., Yaffe, J., Poole, D., Vaughn-Eden, V. & Pollio, D. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 26, 2014.

Gilgum, J.F., Staller, K., Busch-Armendariz, N., Robbins, S.P., & Fogel, S. Journal editor's workshop II. Society for Social Work Research, New Orleans, LA, January 16, 2015.

Robbins, S.P. False allegations of sexual abuse and recovered memories. The Earl Carl Institute's 2nd Annual Child Welfare Forensics Conference, Houston, TX, March 26, 2015.

Congress, E., Robbins, S.P., Singer, J., Drew, S., & Perillo, J. "Publishing Tips for Prospective Book Authors: Inside Advice on Getting Into Print." Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Denver, CO, October 10, 2015.

Robbins, S.P., Yaffe, J., Vaughan-Eden, V, & Pomeroy, B, & Pollio, D. Writing for Refereed Journals: Strategies to Get Your Paper Published. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Denver, CO, October 9, 2015.

Robbins, S.P. False allegations of sexual abuse and recovered memories. The Earl Carl Institute's 3rd Annual Child Welfare Forensics Conference, Houston, TX, April 14, 2016.

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Grants and Research Proposals[partial listing]
With M. Kolbiolka and J. Jumper, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Program Grant, August, 1977, LEAA.

With M. Kolbiolka and J. Jumper, Seminole Community Anti-Crime Grant, August, 1977, LEAA.

With E. Baylor, J. Fulwiler, B. Laughlin and S. Seaman, Training Grant in Child and Family Services, May, 1979, HEW:SRS; 1980, HHS:SRS.

With S. Hepler, Texas Statewide Corrections Internship Program, October, 1981, Texas College and University Coordinating Board.

Evaluation of Clinical Oncology Social Work Training Program, American Cancer Society. Contract amount: $7,500. June, 1996 - February 1998.

Monit Cheung, P.I and Susan P. Robbins, Co-P.I. Technology Enhanced Training for the Emergent Professional Social Worker University of Houston Faculty Development Initiative Program, June 2011 to May 2012. Total Award: $25,000.

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Community and Professional Service[partial listing]
1/13 -Present  Editor in Chief, Journal of Social Work Education.
11/13 -Present  Editorial Board Member, Journal of Forensic Social Work
7/10 -Present  Member, Council on Publications, Council on Social Work Education
6/07 -Present  Executive Board Member, American Board of Forensic Social Workers
4/07 -Present  Commission Member, The Commission of Forensic Education, The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute of Forensic Science
3/06 -9/16 Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Forensic Examiner ®
2005 -Present Vice President, Drug Policy Forum of Texas [link];
Board of Directors, 1997-present
1/05 -Present Editorial Board Member, Family Preservation Journal
10/98 -PresentEditorial Board Member, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
10/96 -4/10Editorial Board Member, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services
6/08 -7/10 Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Social Work Education
2008  Co-Chair, Social Welfare Action Alliance Annual Conference
2001 -2004 Consulting Editor, Social Work
2000 -2008 Consulting Editor, Journal of Social Work Education
7/99 -4/07Associate Editor, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services
1/04 -6/07Advisory Board, Texans for Medical Marijuana, Austin
1/98 -7/02Scientific Advisory Board, Southwest Health Technology Foundation, Houston, TX.
1994 -2001Board of Directors, Texas Empowerment Network, Houston, TX.
1989 -2001Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Social Sciences
1988 -2005Member, Abstract Review Committee (formerly named the Corresponding Committee), Council on Social Work Education
11/82 -PresentMediator and Trainer, Dispute Resolution Centers, Houston, TX.
5/86 -PresentSecretary, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, University of Houston Chapter
1991 -1993 Evaluation Research Consultant for Texas Council Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Grant on Culturally Sensitive Treatment with Mexican-American Clients, Family Service Center - El Centro Office, Houston, TX.
1990 -1993 Faculty and Consultant, Chemical Dependency Curriculum Development, Family Service Center - Family Institute, Houston, TX.
1990 -1991 Member, 1991 Program Planning Committee, Council on Social Work Education
1987 -1992 Crisis Coordinator, Greater Houston Metropolitan Area Crisis Plan
8/85 -3/89 Member, National Committee on Part-Time Social Work Education
6/84  Lecturer, Soviet-American Clinical Study Caucasus
9/83 -5/84 Evaluation Consultant and Mediation Trainer, Neighborhood Justice Center, Houston, TX.
11/83 -2/84 Facilitator, Houston Area Forum on Domestic Violence, Houston, TX.
12/82 -5/84 Consultant, American Bar Association Houston Multi-Door Program, Houston, TX.
9/82 -5/83 Evaluation Consultant, Community Service Option Program, Houston, TX.
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Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
    Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, October, 2003 - Present
  • Licensed Master Social Worker-Advanced Clinical Practitioner,
    Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, August, 1993 - October, 2003
  • Certified Social Worker-Advanced Clinical Practitioner,
    Texas Department of Human Resources, August, 1982-1993
  • Diplomate in Clinical Social Work,
    National Association of Social Workers, 1987 - Present
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work,
    American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, 1989 - Present
  • Diplomate in Forensic Social Work,
    American Board of Forensic Social Workers, February, 2001- present
  • Certification, Master Forensic Social Worker,
    American Board of Forensic Social Workers, August, 2009 - present
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor,
    Texas, Texas Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1992 - Present
  • Mediation Certification,
    Neighborhood Justice Center, Houston, Texas, October, 1982 - Present
  • Family Mediation Certification,
    University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, May, 1995 - Present
  • TDPRS/CPS/CJA Mediation Certification,
    Dispute Resolution Center, Harris County, Texas, April 2003 - present
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Professional Organizations
  • National Association of Social Workers [link]
  • Council on Social Work Education [link]
  • Social Welfare Action Alliance (formerly Bertha Capen Reynolds Society)[link]
  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration [link]
  • American College of Forensic Examiners [link]
  • National Organization of Forensic Social Work[link]
  • Southern Sociological Society [link]
  • National Council on Crime and Delinquency [link]
  • American Society of Criminology [link]
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National Media Interviews
  • Interview on drug abuse by college students in D. Lipsky, (1995, October). Hard core curriculum, Rolling Stone, 719.
  • Interview on cults on ABC World News Now, March 27, 1997
  • Interview on cults on ABC World News Now, March 28, 1997
  • Interview on satanic cults on Good Morning America, October 15, 1997
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Courses Taught at GCSW
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment: Social Work Perspectives
  • Comparative Human Behavior Theory
  • Drugs in Society
  • Mediation for Social Work Practice
  • Social Science Theories (Ph.D. course)
  • Social Work Practice
  • Confronting Oppression
  • Gender, Culture and Human Development
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Functional/Dysfunctional Systems
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Doctoral Dissertations Chaired
  • Jo Daugherty Bailey. An Exploration of Empowerment in Divorce Mediation, 2000.
  • C. Brene' Brown, Acompañar: A Grounded Theory of Developing, Maintaining and Assessing Relevancy in Professional Helping, 2002.
  • Jolyn Curran Guldemann Mikow, The impact of family, ethnicity and acculturation on substance use among Mexican-American adolescent females: A comparison of high risk and low risk groups, 2002.
  • Heather Kanenberg. A Feminist Comparative Policy Analysis of the State Children's Health Insurance Program: California and Texas, 2007.
  • Amy C. Russell. Lesbians Transcending Oppression: A Grounded Theory of Liberated identity, 2007
  • Patti A. Aldredge. The Intersection of Religion and Homosexuality in the Social Work Classroom: A Drama Based Approach, 2010.
  • Brett A. Needham. Integrative Multidisciplinary Treatment: An Intervention for Complex Mental Health Patients in a Public Sector, Teaching Hospital Setting, 2011.
  • L. Sheree' Ahart. College Student Use of Energy and Anti-Energy Drinks, 2011.
  • Kara S. Lopez. Managing Digital Identities: A Grounded Theory of Mental Health Professionals' Online Experiences. 2012.
  • Saralyn McIver. Navigating Uncertainty: A Grounded Theory of Public Transportation Dependency, 2012.
  • Alicia LaChapelle. A Grounded Theory Study of the Educational Experiences of Low Income African American Male Adolescents, 2015.

    Chaired Dissertations in Progress:

  • Rhonda Patrick. Risk and Protective Factors in Models of Adolescent Recovery. (Tentative title; proposal in progress).